Staten Island: National Night Out Against Crime – Midland Beach, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 5-9p.m.

From Bubbles Playhouse:

The National Night Out Against Crime has invited Bubbles Playhouse to be a guest again this year, so come and join us for a night of Fun, Fun and did I say Fun!!!!!!

All of you support me so much in everything that I do, so I am going to give back to my community and students with A night Full of “Free” Zumba, Facepainting, Balloons and so much more…….

You never know who will grace us with their presence, but I can guarantee you, its gonna be “HOT”!!!!!!!!

This  Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 5pm until 9 pm………

There will be a stage and a live DJ, sprinklers to cool off in every once in a while and the beautiful beach setting right behind us. Bring your friends, family and anyone who just wants to get out, have fun, listen to great music and Zumba the night away.

The Mayor will make an appearance and Target, Health Plus and the 120th, 122 & 123 Precincts and Councilman James Oddo are sponsoring this event, so there will be so many other wonderful activities on the boardwalk also…………

Class at Bubbles Playhouse will be cancelled for the evening….

Any questions, Call 718-447-7779 or email


Midland Beach Turtle Circle @ Father Capadanno Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue

There will also be: Giveaways * Free Photo ID for Children * Emergency Vehicle for the Children to Explore * Free Rides for Kids * Food & Refreshments

In case of bad weather, event will be cancelled………with no raindate…

“100 Day Tool Kit” – Autism Speaks has a list of what to do in the first 100 days after a diagnosis of Autism


A tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.


Learn about Autism, how it affects your family, how to get services for your child, what treatments are available and develop an action plan.

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays are Back at the Staten Island Children’s Museum

For more information go to:

Every Wednesday until August 24, the Staten Island Children’s Museum will have a fun variety of music for your kids!

From their website:
“Each week, children of all ages dance to the beat of music from all around the globe. Learn about Salsa, African-American Step, Jive, classical Indian, Irish Step & more! As a bonus, every Boogie Woogie Wednesday includes an extra two hours to visit the museum, from 5 to 7 pm and a free pizza snack for all (while supplies last) before we take to our outdoor dance floor (weather permitting). What a fun way to slip family time into your busy weekday schedule! Boogie Woogie Wednesdays are sponsored by Con Edison.

Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Pizza snack at 6 pm, while supplies last. Performances at 7 p.m. Free Museum admission starting at 5 p.m.”

Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the summer:

July 27West African Feraba Dance
August 3Chinese Ribbon Dancing
August 10Indian Odissi Dance
August 17Salsa!
August 26—African-American Step Dance

HEAP Funding Assistance for Air Conditioners – Summer 2011

HEAP Funding Assistance For Air Conditioners

Assistance is available for low-income New Yorkers whose health issues pose a medical emergency during the summer. The cooling program is administered by NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) with funding provided from the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funds, through the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Eligibility for the program is determined by:

  1. LIHEAP low-income guidelines. (For a four-person household, the maximum gross annual income to qualify is approximately $48,000.)
  2. Having at least one household member who has been diagnosed with a chronic or acute medical condition which is aggravated by exposure to extreme heat situations/
  3. A doctor providing written documentation (dated within the last six months) that air-conditioning assistance is critical to prevent a heat emergency.

Households that have a working air conditioner or have received one from the State in the last 10 years are not eligible.

Please contact the cooling vendor for your county for more information.

L.E.A.N. On Us – The Law Enforcement Awareness Network

It is the mission of L.E.A.N. On Us to provide first responders with information and resources that will allow them to better serve individuals within their communities affected by hidden disabilities and mental illness.

Former Officer Carolyn Gammicchia and Officer Andrew Gammicchia are the founders of L.E.A.N. On Us

Link here for the website:

Link here for a list of great resources:

“People First Grassroots Effort” – Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 7-9 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council (S.I.D.D.C.) will be hosting a “People First Grassroots Effort” Information Session. The event will be held at the College of Staten Island/Center for the Arts (1P) at 2800 Victory Blvd., SI, NY.

The service system for individuals with Autism and developmental disabilities receiving programs and services will be drastically impacted.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to attend this vitally important Information Session.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 718-983-5276 or email

Staten Island Developmental Disabilties Council, 930 Willowbrook Road, Staten Island, NY 10314